Sinheresy “The Spiders and the Butterfly EP” (2011)
October 28, 2012 § Leave a comment
Album: The Spiders and the Butterfly EP
Label: Revalve Records
Release Date: 14th December 2011
1. Temptation Flame
2. The spiders and the butterfly
3. Merciless game
4. Forever us
5. When darkness falls
Italian band Sinheresy are a symphonic heavy metal band founded in 2009 and characterized by the use of female vocals and male clean vocals performed by Cecilia Predrini and Stefano Sain. Their music is described as symphonic metal although some material can be simply considered heavy oriented. Their debut EP “The Spiders and the Butterfly”, was recorded at the famous Ravenna’s Studio 73, and is a pure gothic metal release: the patterns of the genre are mixed and meshed up with symphonic, progressive and power elements. The EP was released fall Dec 2011 by the Italian label Revalve Records and it’s currently promoted in Europe by the label in common with K2Agency.
In short from the very beginning we are thrown head first into a wonderful array of melodically textured intros before the rich vocal beauty of Cecilia Petrini comes in with her operatic voice and really expands the musical properties of this track. Combining the gentle Piano’s, Synths, heavy drumming, powerful guitars and the most enlightening solos “Temptation Flame” is really a great opening track to what sounds like it’s going to be an exceptional album.
Jumping straight into the titled track “The spiders and the butterfly” we are introduced to arpeggiated sythns and the powerful mix between Stefano Sain and Cecilia Petrini controlling the vocals and really giving this us depths not often heard. Into the rich solos and well crafted effects “The spiders and the butterfly” gives the listener an interesting look into a cross between Nightwish (Tarja Turunen) and Within Temptation whilst remaining positively unique throughout. As we leave the track it slows down to just Petrini and Pasutto keeping melody before super intense soloing comes in to tear you a new one with a combo of sweep arpeggios and power phrasing. Back into the song for a final blast and all the instruments come back to give you another belting!
“Merciless game” opens with a groovy introduction giving your body and mind something to cling on to before Sain opens up and gives the listener an alternative array of gripping sensations to hold you tight before the beautiful characteristics of Petrini come back in for another blast of spine tingling goodness. The music is high action, fast paced, driving throughout yet keeping the listener hooked throughout.
Slowing down the pace a little we are given the beauty that is “Forever us” with Petrini singing in a highly welcomed tone above the most wonderful played pianos from Girardelli which takes you away from everything you could ever expect. As the song moves forward Sain comes in and adds to the richness of all the textures throughout simply expanding this magnificent track a little further. If we think it couldn’t get any better than this, you’d be mistaken as the solos come in to expand the harmonies beyond anything my mind was expecting to hear.
Leaving with “When darkness falls”, and the haunting melody driven Gothic based atmospheric synths demanding attention from the very start; this is enough to hold you fixed to your seat before the explosion of metal comes out of the floor to blow your head off! Throwing vocal mixes between Petrini and Sain whilst the music demands its own respect this ending song is brilliant from start to finish. There isn’t a moment where you think it’s is going on too long, actually quite the opposite, it leaves you with the “I want more” feeling.
If you enjoy the best parts of Nightwish, Epica, and Within Temptation, then Sinheresy’s “Spiders and the Butterfly” EP is really going to interest you.
Cecilia Petrini – Vocals
Stefano Sain – Vocals
Davide Sportiello – Bass Guitar
Lorenzo Pasutto – Guitar
Alex Vescovi – Drums
Daniele Girardelli – Keyboards